Northrop Grumman Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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Pros
  • The 9/80 schedule makes it easier for employees to maintain a better work/life balance (in 136 reviews)

  • Flexible work hours, 9/80 schedule gives you every other Friday off (in 115 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be quite nonexistent depending on the program and location you are in (in 28 reviews)

  • 15-23 yrs experience engineers quietly in order to save upper management staff (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Supply Chain Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and great internship program

    Cons

    nothing for now, very good

  2. Proposal Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package. Ethical and professional environment.

    Cons

    Federal and Defense contracting has become more difficult since the budget crisis began 4 years ago. Contractors are having a difficult time winning government awards since government agencies can't release new programs without knowing what their budgets will be. Consequently, backlog of business has been reduced and resulting in job cuts across the industry.

  3. Environmental Engineer

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    Former Employee - General Engineer in Clearfield, UT (US)
    Former Employee - General Engineer in Clearfield, UT (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company, great benefits and people, challenging work. Always an opportunity to excel or get involved in a special project

    Cons

    Some big company drawbacks related to human resource programs and recognition. Overall really good benefits and opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, increase recognition programs, and try and reduce the requirements under the human resources area. Increase promotion eligibility

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  5. Aerospace Integration & Test Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Northrop Grumman

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    Some areas have weak leadership

    Advice to Management

    Focus down, not up

  6. Quality Engineering Technical Lead

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Root Cause Corrective Action, Process Improvements, sustainment support

    Cons

    Personal and sick time off reductions, paid holidays reduction

  7. Helpful (1)

    Armory Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation policies

    Cons

    They had a hard time explaining clearly what the contract beginning and ending dates were. Pay was less then other contract companies.

  8. Hands down best place to work.

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Escondido, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Escondido, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and willing to go the extra mile if you ever need anything. They are always on the hunt for you to find you work that is relevant to your field, as well as things that might seem interesting to you.

    Cons

    There are not to many Cons I can say about this place because they take care of their employees so well it is hard to be negative towards them in any light. If I had to put something it would be the lack of choices in the cafeteria and that's it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work because you are saving lives out there somewhere in the world

  9. Talent Acquisition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    worked for a great Director and Manager and loved a lot of my colleagues
    well organized talent acquisition organization
    great staffing operations resources

    Cons

    salary increases were minimal due to bureaucracy and restrictions

  10. Helpful (1)

    great work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects to work on and great people.

    Cons

    Too much red tape. Have to jumps hoops to accomplish simple tasks at times.

  11. Helpful (18)

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in El Segundo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Northrop Grumman full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most positions are on a 9/80 schedule, which will give you every other Friday off in exchange for an extra hour Mon-Thurs. Everyone is allowed to express their opinions. Highly, highly ethical organization (may be a result of DCMA auditors always being around, but whatever the reason, if you have integrity, this is the place for you). You often get to work on things you only get to read about. Great work/life balance overall... occasionally a project may temporarily disrupt this, but even then, in at least some instances the company will provide straight overtime even though you are salaried.

    Cons

    HR is the biggest issue here. They take the job requisitions very literally, and so you often have people who are only qualified on paper in a role they have no business being in, while talent has to sit around until they have enough years to qualify for a given role. Merit based bonuses for lower level staff are extremely difficult to get, although surprisingly high (for non-sales folks) if you do.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your HR, pronto. They know nothing about the programs, nor do they know the existing employees line managers have often worked with and spotted potential in, so they reject your real talent, which hurts the project when the wrong person is in the job and may eventually drive away the talent because they don't want to wait 6 years to get promoted.

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